We must understand why we want to pray or why we need to pray. In the first place prayer means confidence in God. One of the things that must push us to prayer is confidence, when we lack this then faith may not be mixed with our prayers. Our attention in prayers must be in Him and not in ourselves. Scriptures says

Psalms 65:2 O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.

Why do we come to Him? Is because we know that He hears prayers. That’s the beginning of confidence inside a believer. See this scripture

1 John 5:14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:

The confidence in prayer is in God! Base on this confidence as we pray we are sure that He will hear us. Why will He hear us because we ask those things in confidence in Him and also because we ask according to His will. Confidence therefore is a deep knowing on your inside about God where you doubt not what you know of Him.

Let me end on this note, do you know that God hearing you based on confidence you have in Him is very automatic to receiving that which we ask of Him. While you meditate on that see this..

1 John 5:15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.

You see, the confidence that He will hear us push us to prayer, then because we are sure that He hear us gives us evidence that we have them. Not to deceive you, don’t waste time seeking for things alone but seek that which men don’t ask from God. God bless you!